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Thursday, 26 August 2010

The Weir Lounge

The Weir Lounge has applied to the Licensing Authority "To remove the condition which limits the number of persons who may be present on the premises when the authority of the the licence is in use".

We are frankly astonished to see this application. The limit on numbers was set as we understand it to ensure that numbers of people at this venue remained at levels where they could be properly managed to avoid crime, disorder, public nuisance and safety breaches.

Since this limit was set these premises have been the subject of constant complaints from residents who suffer the nuisance caused by drunken revellers draw to the area by these premises who regularly use cheap drinks offers and drink based promotions to attract customers. See examples from their Facebook site below:

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WeirLounge Bath TONIGHT GET SMAHED AT MASHED GRADUATION THEME PARTY AT THE WEIR LOUNGE

The police have catalogued a list of licensing breaches, disorder, drunkenness and violence all of which suggest severe problems with the management of these premises.

If any conclusion can be drawn from this it is that the number of persons allowed to use these premises was set too high and should be lowered.

We ask the committee to refuse this application.